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Researcher Developing Innovative Process to Improve Environmental Sustainability and Water Quality

West Virginia University could be at the forefront of solving a $57 billion dollar pollution problem and finding new ways to transform forestry waste into a cash crop for the state and region.
19-Jun-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researcher Pursues Updated Vaccine Against Whooping Cough

To remain effective, the pertussis vaccine must be modified to keep pace with evolving bacteria. As the vaccines' efficacy is declining, Heath Damron, an assistant professor in the WVU School of Medicine, is pursuing innovations to strengthen the...
18-Jun-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researcher reveals new cell type in human brain that plays crucial role in visual search

Every day, people are asked to find something – a familiar face in a crowd, a child in the park, a particular house on a street. While researchers have long-since known that the ability to effectively search and detect goal-relevant targets is...
14-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Wvu Physicist Receives Prestigious NSF Career Award

Weichao Tu, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at West Virginia University, has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award to support her research in developing the first comprehensive model...
12-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Investigate Link Between Sleep Apnea Treatment and Diabetes Management

For adults with diabetes, managing the disease is a day-in, day-out effort to control the factors that affect blood sugar levels. A team of scientists, including two West Virginia University professors, is researching how one aspect of a patient’s...
7-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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WVU researcher receives NIH grant to explore effects of fracking on cardiovascular health

Travis Knuckles, assistant professor in the West Virginia University School of Public Health, has received $450,000 from the National Institutes of Health to investigate how airborne particles can affect human health.
5-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Four Factors Predict Chronic Opioid Use, Suggests Study by WVU Researchers

Four factors increase the odds that a patient will wind up on chronic opioid therapy, suggests research conducted by a team of researchers led by Nilanjana Dwibedi, assistant professor in the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy.
29-May-2018 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Professors Bring the Scientific Community Closer to Understanding Binary Star Mergers

Maura McLaughlin and Duncan Lorimer, professors of physics and astronomy at West Virginia University, have discovered a new pair of pulsars and have followed up on characteristics of another new duo. Their research will bring insights into the...
22-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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